In this study, I combined a wide-area movement simulation after a great earthquake and a narrow-area simulation of urban fire evacuation behavior in the northern part of Sumida-ku, Tokyo. This method made it possible to quantify the impact of the wide-area movement of stranded commuters on their evacuation behavior from urban fires at post-earthquke.
Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) promotes R&D aims to solve social issues, by funding R&D and also by conducting own surveys. As the name suggests, RISTEX is focused on R&D to realize ‘Science and Technology for Society,’ and has been encouraging the integration of natural sciences and social sciences and humanities (SSH), as well as transdisciplinary research (TDR), to ensure the production of appropriate knowledge and its use for solutions actually useful to the target fields. RISTEX has run a funding scheme dedicated to the Future Earth initiative from 2014 to 2019, in which such interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches were the essential characteristics of R&D. In addition, it has been conducting surveys and networking relevant people as post-funding activities to explore diverse ways for funding agency to support TDR.
SATREPS, jointly managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), was launched under the concept of “Science and Technology Diplomacy” and is an initiative to promote international joint research with the concept of social implementation to solve global-scale issues and realize a sustainable society based on the needs of developing countries. The crises facing humanity continue to rise, and there are less than 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. To solve the issues of today's complicated society, collective knowledge that brings together a variety of knowledge to solve problems from multiple perspectives is indispensable. In this report, we describe the expectations for research proposals with cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches in SATREPS, which is in its 15th year since its establishment. We also describe the trends in the adoption of proposals and basic information on the open call and selection process for those who are considering applying.
In the previous report, quality engineering was viewed from the viewpoint of engineering and the status of activities as an academic society was introduced. In this report, we will look back on our activities to date and organize future issues and initiatives from the perspective of social contribution.
Aim, process, and activities of the Remote Sensing Society of Japan will be introduced. Recent trends in the remote sensing industry will be presented. In particular, new industry trends such as CONSEO and NewSpace will be presented introduced.